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Research/ Reference Skills. 7 th – 8 th grade. Encyclopedia Atlas Almanac Dictionary Thesaurus Magazines Newspapers. Hardcopy References. Encyclopedia. Includes information on a wide range of topics or subjects Arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Atlas.

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Research/Reference Skills

7th – 8th grade


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Encyclopedia

Atlas

Almanac

Dictionary

Thesaurus

Magazines

Newspapers

Hardcopy References


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Encyclopedia

  • Includes information on a wide range of topics or subjects

    • Arranged in alphabetical order by subject


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Atlas

  • A bound collection of all types of maps of the world, a country, or state


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World Almanac

  • A yearly calendar providing a wide variety of information on the times of certain events

    • Dates of holidays

    • Rising and setting of sun and moon

    • Range of important events


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Reader’s Guide to Periodicals

  • The Reader's Guide is an alphabetically-arranged index to magazine articles which you locate by looking up either subjects or authors.  The subject approach is most commonly used.  All abbreviations used in the guide can be found in the front of the issue. 


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Newspapers/Magazines

  • Many cities in America publish daily newspapers (Ex: The Abbeville Meridional) and

  • Magazines (Ex: Newsweek) are available on almost any subject

  • Newspapers and magazines are referred to as periodicals because they are published on a regular basis


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Dictionary

  • Spellings

  • Definitions

  • Pronunciation

  • Parts of speech

  • An unabridged dictionary also gives the origin of the word


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Thesaurus

  • A book of synonyms and antonyms


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Some Features Reference Sources may have in Common

  • Title Page

  • Table of Contents

  • Glossary

  • Index

  • Bibliography


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Title Page

  • Title

  • Author

  • Publisher

  • Place of publication

  • Don’t forget the back of page

    • Copyright date, publisher, city of publication, other information about the book


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Table of Contents

  • What the book contains is broken down by

    • Chapters

    • Page Numbers

    • Includes where to find

      Glossary

      Index


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Glossary

  • Includes important words from the textbook along with their definitions; it is the dictionary of a textbook

  • Located at the back of the book, before the Index

    • It is in alphabetical order


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Index

  • Includes information about everything in the book and which page(s) to find the information in the book

    • located at the very back of the book

    • listed in alphabetical order


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Bibliography

  • Reference page for list of other sources for a book/paper

    • Alphabetical order by the author’s last name

      • Also includes book title, where published, publisher, copyright date, page numbers (if cited)


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Which is the reference page or list of sources for a book?

  • Index

  • Glossary

  • Title Page

  • Bibliography


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Which source would be used to learn to pronounce a word?

  • Thesaurus

  • Dictionary

  • Almanac

  • Encyclopedia


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Your family is driving to Boston, Massachusetts, this summer. Where would you look to find out how long the drive will be?

  • Globe

  • U.S. Atlas

  • Encyclopedia

  • Geography book


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John wants to find out which football team won the Rose Bowl in 1992. What resource would help him find this information?

  • Dictionary

  • The Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature

  • The World Almanac

  • An Atlas


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What is the reference page for a list of sources in 1992. What resource would help him for a book?

  • Index

  • Glossary

  • Title page

  • Bibliography


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Jamal is reading a book about dinosaurs. Where should he look to find the definition of a word he doesn’t know?

  • Title page

  • Table of contents

  • Index

  • Glossary


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Which of the following is an annual publication with a calendar for the year?

  • Atlas

  • Almanac

  • Thesaurus

  • Dictionary


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What question can Anna answer using a thesaurus? calendar

  • What is the capital of Maine?

  • What words means the same as funny?

  • What do bears do when they hibernate?

  • Does it ever snow in Spain?


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While doing math homework, calendarTaquila became confused by two words, numeratorand denominator. Where in her book would she most likely find correct definitions of these words?

  • Table of contents

  • Glossary

  • Title page

  • Index


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In which of these resources would you find a listing of major earthquakes during the last century?

  • Almanac

  • Thesaurus

  • Dictionary

  • Encyclopedia


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Which resource would contain information on the major earthquakes during the last century?development of electricity?

  • Atlas

  • Almanac

  • Dictionary

  • Encyclopedia


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Which part of the book gives the name of the book and major earthquakes during the last century?the name of the publisher?

  • Index

  • Glossary

  • Title page

  • Table of Contents


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Which would be the best source major earthquakes during the last century?for info about the years Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was alive?

  • Atlas

  • Thesaurus

  • Dictionary

  • Encyclopedia


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The part of the book that contains references to other sources is called the…

  • Atlas

  • Index

  • Glossary

  • Bibliography


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Where would you find sourcesa brief summary of Abraham Lincoln’s life?

  • Atlas

  • Thesaurus

  • Dictionary

  • Encyclopedia


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What piece of information would be found sourceson a title page?

  • Author’s name

  • History of the publisher

  • Number of pages in the book

  • Number of other books by the author


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Pat is looking for info on fossils. Which resource would give him a list of articles on rocks and fossils found in magazines and other publications?

  • Thesaurus

  • Textbook glossary

  • Poor Richard’s Almanac

  • Reader’s Guide to Periodicals


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